This easy Homemade Cranberry Sauce is sweet, tangy and made totally from scratch with fresh cranberries, cane sugar and orange zest.
It is Thanksgiving week and every household in America is getting ready to celebrate. Turkey and side dishes are must haves during the festive season. And what goes better with Turkey than a delicious homemade cranberry sauce!
I made this cranberry sauce completely from scratch in 15 minutes!
It is really easy to make and the sauce is so fresh, sweet and tangy at the same time. I added fresh orange zest to it as it pairs well with cranberry.
Fresh cranberries are all over the place during this time of the year. Moreover, everyone is racing to get their Thanksgiving supplies for the big day. I’d rather make my own sauce than buy a ready made one so I can control the amount of sugar and avoid preservatives or additives.
Making cranberry sauce with fresh cranberries is really easy, also, watching the cranberries pop and release their beautiful red color as they cook is a lot of fun!
To make this easy sauce you will need equal amounts of cane sugar and water, cranberries and orange zest.
how to make cranberry sauce at home
This recipe takes 15 minutes to make.
Start by rinsing the cranberries under running water. Then, set them aside.
Bring one cup of water and one cup of white granulated sugar to a boil in a medium saucepan; add the cranberries and reduce heat. Stirring occasionally, let the mixture simmer for about 10 minutes until the cranberries pop and the sauce thickens. Add the orange zest and simmer for another two minutes.
Remove from heat and pour the sauce in a serving bowl. Cover and let cool completely.
what to serve cranberry sauce with
Homemade Cranberry Sauce is the ideal condiment for grilled or baked meats, particularly Turkey and chicken.
You can also use cranberry sauce with desserts and cheeses too.
Try also my delicious Homemade Blueberry Sauce.
- 1 cup water
- 1 cups cane sugar
- 4 cups cranberries
- 2 tablespoons of orange zest
- In a medium saucepan bring water and sugar to a boil and add cranberries. Reduce heat to medium low and simmer for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.
- Add the orange zest, simmer for another 2 minutes and remove from heat.
- Pour sauce into a bowl, cover and leave to cool completely before serving.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 16 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 65Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 1mgCarbohydrates: 17gFiber: 1gSugar: 14gProtein: 0g